Congressional Nomination Issue

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  1. hoffmanvi

    hoffmanvi New Member

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    DS is a resident of the US Virgin Islands. He attended NASS and is almost finished with the application. He has just learned from our Delegate to Congress that there are only 3 slots for the USNA for the USVI. The slots are filled by currently enrolled midshipmen. Wish we had known this in the Spring, however, does this mean that he should withdraw his candidacy/application to the academy? Does anyone know if there any exceptions to the limited number of slots given to the US territories or if he has any other options in seeking a nomination?
     
  2. sandnnw

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    "Never give in — never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy." Sir Winston Churchill, October 29, 1941

    My DS hit wall after wall, speed bump after speed bump and lived the advice above. He just finished his first week of college at the USNA.

    There are multiple sources of nominations! You should exhaust ALL sources before "giving in." Your BGO should advise you on this and if your son has talents, the Navy will find a way to grab him.

    Don't forget ROTC/OCS and/or enlisting if the sea is his passion. :thumb:
     
  3. kinnem

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    +1 to sandnnw. I'll assume OP is correct about the 3 slots as I know not, one way or the other. However, that doesn't mean only 3 people from the US Virgin Islands. It means only 3 people can be charged to the US Virgin Island slots. Others could be charged to some other nomination source like VP, Prez, SecDef, etc. Keep pressing forward and work on backup plans like ROTC etc.
     
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    Pressing forward

    My DS USMA 2017 had LOA from USNA 2017, but none of the MOC was willing to give him a nom last year. The MOC would like to have more state resident to attend the academy, so they give nom to candidate without LOA. However, my DS gained the sup nom in due time, but he chose to attend USMA. As others have said, there are other sources of nom.
     
  6. time2

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    I would not recommend trying to 'game' the system by withdrawing his application in the hopes of a better outcome next year. As others have stated, where a NOM is ISSUED can be different from where it is eventually CHARGED. The best advice is that he should continue with the process and apply for all NOM's for which he is eligible.

    Don't get wrapped up in where NOM's get charged.
     
  7. hoffmanvi

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    Thank you all for the advice. DS will be forging ahead!
     

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